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Amir ElSaffar Concert

Date: October 26, 2008 PDT

Amir ElSaffar and his sextet meld styles and seamlessly cross-pollinate the languages of ancient and modern, East and West. ElSaffar’s compositions are some of the first in the history of jazz to make use of Arabic modality and its non-western tunings.
The concert is co-sponsored by the Lewis & Clark College Department of Music, Portland State University Middle East Studies Center, and the Arab-American Cultural Center of Oregon.
Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for general admission. A limited number of free tickets are available to the Lewis & Clark community in the music department office.
The concert is in Evans Auditorium, at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26.

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